Unformatted text preview: that Chretien could not think of a better way to diminish Lancelot’s reputation than to have him ride in a dwarf-driven cart. It is also a bit absurd that all of the people in Gorre already knew about his incident in the cart by the time he arrived at the meadow to accept the knight’s challenge. Throughout the story Lancelot completes so many tasks that no man could ever accomplish that Lancelot’s fate is almost predictable. We know that he will not be defeated. How can a man that can move an unmovable stone in a monastery or bend thick metal bars with his hands ever lose in a joust? Well I guess it is pretty easy to categorize Creitein’s “The Knight of the Cart” in the literary spectrum—97 percent fiction and 2 percent drama and 1 percent non-fiction. Maybe that’s just my view!...
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- Fall '06
- Chrétien de Troyes, Chretien, Chretien Assignment